It’s Mothers Day today, as I found out to my embarassment in the afternoon after a stern announcement *cough*, despite hints all week and a massive banner stating the same at the local Tescos. Anyway, time for a public service announcement.
India has one of the worst rates of infant and maternal health in the world. Over a quarter of the worldâ€™s maternity related deaths occur in India and a staggering 1 in 15 babies die before their first birthday. The charity Child In Need Institute (CINI) are asking people to ‘adopt a mother for mothers day‘. Â£10 of Motherâ€™s Care will give the mother of a severely malnourished child in India, somewhere to stay, food and emotional support while her child is nursed back to health in the Child In Need Instituteâ€™s Emergency Ward.
You’re not advised to tell your mum the reason you didn’t get her a present was because you’ve adopted another mother in India…
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